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Fundraiser Tonight For Mike Gadbury

Mike Gadbury, local resident and one of Santa Clarita's champion volunteers is going through a tough battle.


The Santa Clarita Optimists Club is holding a fundraiser for Mike.


 

The Fund raiser will be held tonight, November 22nd at La Rumba Restaurant located at 27600 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus, CA 91350 (Santa Clarita Valley) and the time will be 5pm - 9pm. Hector the owner of La Rumba and member of the SCV-Newhall Optimist Club, will be donating all proceeds from the nights dinners and drinks to Mike & Dee Gadbury. Members of our club will also being donating their time and financial support to this event being a success.


 


 


MIKE & DEE GADBURY - LIVED IN THE S.C.V. FOR OVER 32 YEARS.


 


MIKE HAS BEEN INVOLVED WITH THE OPTIMIST ORGANIZATION FOR OVER 25 YEARS.


 


OVER THE YEARS BOTH MIKE AND DEE HAVE BEEN INVOLVED WITH THE COMMUNITY IN MANY VARIOUS WAYS, THROUGH THEIR OPTIMIST WORK. THERE HAS BEEN MORE KIDS FINGER PRINTED BY MIKE, THEN ANY OTHER PERSON IN THIS COMMUNITY. HIS INVOLVMENT WITH THE CANYON COUNTRY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE FOR YEARS HELPED PUT ON SOME OF THE BEST FRONTIER DAYS PARADES THIS TOWN HAS EVER SEEN. HE IS ALWAYS THE FIRST TO RUN AND HELP ANYONE WHO CALLS NO MATTER WHAT THE SITUTATION IS.


 


MIKE AND DEE HAVE BEEN MARRIED FOR OVER 33 YEARS AND THOUGHT THE YEARS HAVE NOT ALWAYS BEEN EASY, THEY HAVE ENDURED. THEY HAVE SUFFERED THROUGH MANY HARDSHIPS ESPECIALLY WHEN IT CAME TO DEE’S HEALTH. THE MANY PEOPLE THAT KNOW DEE, KNOW THAT SHE HAS BEEN IN AND OUT OF HOSPITALS MANY TIMES UNDERGOING MANY DIFFERENT TYPES OF SURGERY, AND YET THROUGHOUT ALL THIS, BOTH ARE ALWAYS THE FIRST TO SAY YES, WHEN ASKED IF THEY CAN HELP.


 


THIS IS THE FIRST TIME IN ALL OF THEIR MARRIED LIFE THAT MIKE HAS BEEN TAKEN ILL. EXCEPT FOR A MINOR INCIDENT SEVERAL YEARS AGO WHEN HE HAD A SLIGHT HEART PROBLEM, MIKE HAS ALWAYS BEEN THE ROCK FOR DEE AND THE FAMILY. ALWAYS WORKING AND MANY TIMES HAVING TO COME HOME AND CARE FOR DEE WHO WAS RECUPERATING AND TAKING CARE OF KIDS.


THIS TIME IT WAS MIKE WHO WAS ON THE RECEIVING END. IT WAS A NEW EXPERIENCE FOR BOTH, DEE ON THE OUTSIDE HAVING TO SEE AND ENDURE WHAT MIKE WAS AND STILL IS GOING THROUGH. WHAT STARTED OUT TO BE A ROUTINE SURGERY AND WAS TO BE JUST SEVERAL DAYS IN THE HOSPITAL HAS NOW TURNED INTO A NIGHTMARE OF 6 WEEKS PLUS AND STILL NO END IN SIGHT. ONE SURGERY HAS BECOME TWO MAJOR SURGERIES, ONE BEING FOR COLON CANCER, ALONG WITH HAVING DEVELOPED DOUBLE PNEUMONIA, SEVERAL BLOOD CLOTS IN THE LUNG, KIDNEY FAILURE, HEART PROBLEMS, AND MANY OTHER RELATED PROBLEMS. MIKE HAS BEEN IN THE ICU UNIT OF THE HOSPITAL FOR MOST OF THE TIME.


HIS JOB, DUE TO THE FEDERAL MEDICAL LEAVE ACT WILL FIND HIM TERMINATED AT THE END OF DECEMBER 2004.


 


THEY ARE FACING A MOUNTAIN OF MEDICAL BILLS NOT ONLY FROM THE HOSPITAL, BUT FROM THE DOZENS OF DOCTORS WHO HAVE BEEN ATTENDING TO MIKE. THIS COMING AFTER DEE HAD UNDERGONE COLON SURGERY HERSELF THE END OF MAY, AND THEY ARE STILL PAYING OFF HER HOSPITAL BILLS.


 


BOTH DEE AND MIKE HAVE ALWAYS COME TO THE RESCUE OF THOSE IN NEED, NOW IT IS THEIR TIME TO BE RESCUED.